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It is the year 2020, and Edinburgh is now independent, closely regulated by the Council of City guardians. When a gruesome series of murders is committed - the first in the city for five years - Quint Dalrymple, an engagingly iconoclastic hero, is called to track down the murderer. And in doing so, he uncovers a tale of government corruption, sexslave rings and a serial killer who specialises in a unique form of organ removal.
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Praise for BODY POLITIC:
'A hugely entertaining fantasy ... engagingly imagined'
'An intricate web ... Johnston is a Fawkes among plotters ... Quint's career looks set to blossom'
'Darkly satirical ... more than just a murder story'
'A fascinating and thought-provoking debut that delivers much and promises more'
Val McDermid in Manchester Evening News
'A thrilling hunt-the psycho novel with countless twists, turns and dead ends ... accomplished ... offers real proof of the vigour and class of current Scottish crimewriting'
Ian Rankin in Scotland on Sunday
'An excellent satire, and good thriller to boot ... Further adventures are promised and eagerly awaited'
Mike Ripley, Daily Telegraph
'Think of Plato's Republic with a body count'
The Sunday Times
'Intricate plotting and tongue in check descriptions of post-Millennial Edinburgh'
'You'll see why Johnston's bone-chilling dystopia took Britain's John Creasey Award for the year's best crime debut'
Paul Johnston was born and grew up in Scotland. He now spends much of his time on a small Greek island, but regularly visits the UK. THE BLOOD TREE is his fourth novel to feature Quintilian Dalrymple. His first, BODY POLITIC won the CWA John Creasey Memorial Dagger.
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Book Description Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1997. Bill Gregory (illustrator). London: Hodder & Stoughton:, 1997. First edition, Hardcover, Good in Near Fine dust jacket, 250 pp. Cover artwork by: Bill Gregory Text block toned at extremities and with foxing to foredge. Jacket with just a hint of wear. First edition, Hardcover, Good in Near Fine dust jacket, Seller Inventory # 62146
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Book Description Hodder & Stoughton, 1997. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. A fine copy with light toning to the pages. In fine unclipped jacket. Seller Inventory # 000100
Book Description Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1997, 1997. Hardback. 1st, Fine/Fine, DJ minutely wrinkled at head otherwise an excellent copy, A brilliantly imagined and stylishly crafted first crime novel introducing an engagingly irreverent detective Quintilian Dalrymple, inscribed 'To Chivers Press, Best Wis. Seller Inventory # 1487